If your lawn is looking thin, brown, or tired, it’s time to turn a new leaf. A professional sod installation is an excellent way to achieve that picture-perfect yard. Unlike other options, like traditional seeding, sod offers instant results and looks nicer, in our opinion. And between seeding and sod, the latter requires far less lawn maintenance.
How To Tell If You Need A New Lawn
There’s no rule against replacing your turfgrass whenever you desire, but there are certain circumstances where it may be more than just a matter of aesthetics.
A Yard With Poor Drainage
If you notice puddles and heavy pooling after a rain, it means your lawn is not absorbing the water properly. This poor drainage can lead to many problems, including lawn disease, mosquitoes, and erosion.
Pool drainage, thin grass, and bare patches all allow the soil to be eroded. When your soil isn’t held in place by a healthy turfgrass root system, the erosion leads to divets and uneven areas in your lawn that look unkempt and can start the vicious cycle of drainage and erosion.
If you’ve tried everything and those unsightly brown patches won’t go away, it could be time to start fresh with new turf. Unfortunately, if the grass is dead or diseased, the damage may be extensive enough that the only option is to hire lawn care services to install new sod.
Your Lawn Looks Disappointing
When you go into your yard to barbecue, relax in a hammock, or have a bonfire with friends, you want your yard to look its best. Your lawn should be your pride and joy, not an eyesore. If every time you look at your grass, you cringe, it’s time to treat yourself to something better.
Why Choose Sod
Seeding Takes Weeks
When more than half your lawn is dead, completely bare, or thin, it’s best to start fresh with a sod installation. With sod, you’ll have your turf replaced immediately. With seeding, you’ll have to wait weeks before seeds germinate. And in the meantime, your soil could erode further. A fresh layer of sod will help snuff out any weeds that may be lurking in your lawn. And unlike seeding, which requires extensive watering for several months, sod is lower maintenance. And once it is established in your soil, you won’t have to worry about soil erosion.
Sod Can Patch Up Spots
Sod is also great for patching up spots on your lawn. You can essentially cut and paste sod where your lawn needs it most. And again, the results are instant. You won’t have to water for weeks and hope that the seeds sprout before the birds or other critters get to them.
Find Sod Installation Near Pinehurst, North Carolina
If you feel it’s time for the grass to be greener on your side of the fence, consider a professional sod installation from O’Connor Landscapes. We offer landscape installation, sod installation, hardscaping, and more to give you the yard of your dreams. We’re pleased to offer customized landscaping as well, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask! To speak to an expert, give us a call at (910) 691-9227 or leave us a message here. In the meantime, you can find other ideas and topics on all things landscaping on our blog page!